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There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$52 - $75

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Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$12 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus via Loughborough, Derby Road  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Loughborough National Express

$13 - $17

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester 98.6 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1h 44m

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Leicester 98.6 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Leicester via Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Leicester is 70 miles. The road distance is 98.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 69.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester via Sheffield in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Loughborough
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Leicester
Estimated price
$200 - $290

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Leicester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester.

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